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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Nicotine Take To Leave The Body

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Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more


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How long does it take for nicotine to leave your body (urine and blood stream) after you've stop smoking?

How long does it take for nicotine to leave your body (urine and blood stream) after you've stop smoking?

It varies: Nicotine metabolism is complex. Most nicotine is metabolized in the body to co-nicotine, and this is what is tested for. Nictotine is 1/2 gone after 2 hours, co-nicotine about 20. It takes about 5 1/2 lives for a drug to be "97% gone". 10 half lives for 99.9% another source says a urine test can be positive 7 to 20 days after smoking. ...Read more

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Can nicotine chewing gum damage your liver? Is milk thistle pills with cholin, completely safe to take for liver Health?

Can nicotine chewing gum damage your liver? Is milk thistle pills with cholin, completely safe to take for liver Health?

Rather safe: Nicotine isn't a particularly concerning chemical in liver disease. If you have to choose your "ills" nicotine gum is safer than smoking cigarettes. Milk thistle, which is often combined with choline, is also relatively well tolerated. It does have some side effects mostly benign gastrointestinal upset (which even a sugar pill can cause).If you don't have liver disease is less clear of a benefit ...Read more

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How long does it take for the nicotine of one cigarette to leave your body?

Each cigarette: Contains about 1 mg of nicotine, and its half-life is about 2 hrs. It also is multicompartmental, meaning it can be "accumulated" in adipose tissue, detoxified to cotinine by cytochrome p-450 enzymes, so eliminaion entrely can be complicated by the direct half life, and then the leeching from the fat cells. It's complicated! ...Read more

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Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty

Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty

No: Nicotine has no adverse effect upon the liver unless you had a major overdose which only happens with the administration of large doses of nicotine. These doses cannot be met by smoking or vaping. Propylene glycol won't cause problems either. I would worry about chronic lung damage and nicotine addiction. If your liver enzymes are elevated, your doctor needs to find out the reason. ...Read more

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What are the signs of nicotine withrawal on body and how long it will it take?

10-12 weeks: It is normally taken at least 10-14 weeks before a person starts to feel comfortable with their new lifestyle change. Most are completely gone in six months. Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and quality of life. Congratulation! ...Read more

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How long does your body take to get rid of nicotine in ypur system?

How long does your body take to get rid of nicotine in ypur system?

Couple of days: Depends somewhat on how heavy a smoker you were, how deeply you inhaled and held the cigarette, and the nicotine content of the tobacco you were using, but in general urinary cotinine (the metabolite of nicotine) becomes negative within 2-3 days after cessation. ...Read more

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I started smoking 8 years ago. I am quitting. How long will it take for my lungs to be normal? How long until my body is nicotine free?

I started smoking 8 years ago. I am quitting. How long will it take for my lungs to be normal? How long until my body is nicotine free?

Never normal: Your lungs will never go back to "normal"; that being said, you will arrest further development of lung disease, so it is always a good idea to quit smoking. Good luck! ...Read more

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If someone who has never smoked before, takes only one really weak puff from a cigar, how much nicotine is absorbed? How long for cotinine to leave?

If someone who has never smoked before, takes only one really weak puff from a cigar, how much nicotine is absorbed? How long for cotinine to leave?

No real damage: From one very weak puff of a cigar and the effects will leave your body very quickly. The real issue seems to be prevention from starting smoking. Cigars are just as dangerous as cigarettes. Avoid the slippery slope to smoking. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Taking 4 mg alprazolam for 10 years. I have a elevated liver count and drs. Are attempting to diagnose. Wonder how long it will take to be out of body?

Taking 4 mg alprazolam for 10 years. I have a elevated liver count and drs. Are attempting to diagnose. Wonder how long it will take to be out of body?

Alprazolam: Please do not stop Alprazolam suddenly. It is a habituating drug and you will experience withdrawal -- possibly including seizures. You have been on a relatively high dose for a long time, and tapering over time will be necessary. Please work with your physicians on this, rather than trying to get it out of your body by stopping it yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If you became iinfected with hep b would it cause your liver to be slightly enlarged? My body fought the hep b. How long will it take to be normal

If you became iinfected with hep b would it cause your liver to be slightly enlarged? My body fought the hep b. How long will it take to be normal

It can: But the inflammation should subside in a couple of months. In about 15% of cases, this does not and develops into chronic active hepatitis which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer, so you should montor this carefully. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine take to get out of your system?

After a cigarette: The average smoker with 1 MG of nicotine, after an hour or two, a trace is still left. The nicotine is metabolized in the liver and there is nothing to interfere with the breaking down of the substance.
The metabolite of nicotine is eliminated in the kidneys, which can be detectable in the urine for at least a week in the typical smoker. Insurance companies may test for the metabolite. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine stay in your body?

Not long: Obviously not very long or smokers would not be smoking it frequently. Different people metabolize it differently, though. ...Read more

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How long would nicotine stays in you body?

2 hrs: Mostly in 2 hrs although the inactive breakdown products may linger longer. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get nicotine out of your system?

How long does it take to get nicotine out of your system?

2-3 days: nicotine is a very short-acting drug, and its main metabolite cotinine is too. After a single cigarette, levels will usually only be detectable for 24 hours, and most regular smokers will be detectable for 3 days or so. Depends on how it is tested, with oral swabs picking it up for longer, blood tests have a shorter window, urine is in the middle. Hair tests can go back months. How about stopping? ...Read more

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How long would nicotine stay in your body after one puff?

Probably one day whi: Probably one day, which is a guess (24 hrs.) it's half life is 2 hrs, and it is metabolized by the liver and excreted by the kidneys into the urine. In a heavy smoker there be a higher plasma nicotine concentration and it may take 2 days. This is an educated guess. ...Read more

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How long will it take until I experience nicotine withdraws?

How long will it take until I experience nicotine withdraws?

It's pretty quick.: When you quit smoking, the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal would start pretty quickly, even within hours of not smoking a cigarette. And they can get pretty bad and can last for several days. Fight through! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for nicotine cravings to go away?

I WONDER: I gave up smoking in 1970 but my feet are still addicted. They want to go into any tobacco store I pass. I still have to be very firm with them and order them to walk in the opposite direction.

But I did quit. With less damage than if I had continued. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get cigarette nicotine out of your system also does smoker cleanse work?

Nicotine: I'm sorry, but I have no experience with the product smoker cleanse.
In a person with normal kidney and liver function, it would normally take the body 10-12 hours after the last dose to rid itself of any nicotine. ...Read more

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How long does it take nicotine to get out of blood?

How long does it take nicotine to get out of blood?

24-48 hours: nicotine is usually not what is tested for, but its main metabolite cotinine. Nicotine is extremely short-acting - that is why people smoke 20 cigarettes a day (or about one an hour when awake). Cotinine lasts longer, and can be found in blood for 1-2 days and in urine for 2-3 days. Oral swabs can detect it potentially for slightly longer. ...Read more

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How long for nicotine to be out of blood in the body?

How long for nicotine to be out of blood in the body?

Depends: Elimination of nicotine from the body is determined by half-life. Nicotine's half-life is 24-48 hours. In general, 3 to 5 half lives are necessary to eliminate it from your system. That means from 3-6 days. The withdrawal however lats much longer since your system "craves" it. I know it hurts (i went through it a number of years ago) but it is surely worth it. Hang in there. ...Read more

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How long should it take for nicotine withdrawals to settle down?

How long should it take for nicotine withdrawals to settle down?

Nicotine: It has mood altering effects, being both a stimulant & a relaxant. Best info. Regarding details of effects can be obtained if you go online & google the word "nicotine". ...Read more

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How long does it take nicotine out of your system to take a tobbacco test?

Blood test: It takes 7-8 days to pass contine test. Good time to explore how and why to quit.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take the nicotine from cigarettes to get out of your system?

Pretty quick: For the chemical to leave but the withdrwal will peak in1-2 days, last for weeks and cravings go for months or years. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get secondhand nicotine out of your system?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get secondhand nicotine out of your system?

2 hrs: Most of the nicotine would be out of your system in 2 hrs although the inactive metabolite (breakdown products) may linger a bit longer. ...Read more